Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fong Qi Wei: Creating Flowers from Flowers


Fruits, vegetables and other flora have been featured on this blog as intricate portrait recreations and impressive mini-landscapes. It was only a matter of time until somebody else took the idea into a different direction. Here, the photographer Photographer Fong Qi Wei creates flowers out flowers, crafting something simple and beautiful out of something that's already simple and beautiful. In his series Exploded Flowers these natural constructions are given a clever and enchanting man-made touch.


Fong Qi Wei mentions that he found inspiration for his Exploded Flowers from Todd McLellan and his photographs of different kinds of disassembled electronics laid out in an orderly manner. In Wei's case, flowers provided an easier but likewise interesting option; it allowed him to create new flowers out of old flowers while still preserving their identity.

Wei began his flower creations around the middle of August this year and ended just a few days ago in November, with 20 complete artworks in the set. His collection features some very simple flowers such as orchids and hibiscuses to more ornate species such as gerberas and chrysanthemums. It's amazing how even the simplest flowers can look quite grand and how the more elaborate ones look orderly and random at the same time.

There's nothing overly extravagant about these creations; they're simple and beautiful artworks made in a simple and beautiful manner, and that in itself makes them even more fascinating. They're austere, thoughtful, sometimes majestic, but always charming.

Fong Qi Wei's website is here, with the whole set of exploding flowers over here. You can also buy prints of his wonderful disassembled flowers created from flowers over here. And check out this related post on the amazing portraits you can make with fruits and vegetables, and this other post on equally impressive landscapes made also from produce.

20 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Not a great flower person but he's done some good work there, beautiful but simply done.

R.gers said...

Flowerception. That is some creativity right there.

R said...

Looks awesome!

Bart said...

and this is what happens when dr. manhatten sees flowers.

Fang said...

From the distance you'd say they were vector images or something, but when you get closer you see it's nature's best.

Tony Storm said...

that is a really clever idea tbh

Shutterbug said...

it's pretty! :D

Jazz bazooka said...

wow.. this looks so great ...

D4 said...

I started saying 'wow' at the hibiscus. Every little detail detached and put back together. Great work.

My 2 Pesos said...

Beautiful photography, but I think it lacks something...

Interwebs Fails said...

The sunflowers is the best. (:

A Heel in Mint said...

Very creative. Love it. :)

DWei said...

It's so simplistic and yet so elegant at the same time.

Jason said...

these do look absolutely lovely! :)

Aliza Khan said...

Wowww it so creative and pretty :D

Bill Righteous said...

Brilliant looking form of art, great post m8. keep er' coming!

r.alsharif said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! :D I'm sharing it!

poopstm said...

it's realy beautiful !!

Upcoming Top Games said...

nice pictures

Reilly said...

such beauty...

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